The latest science shows that three of the most powerful ways to change the brain include social interaction, activity, and mental or cognitive challenges. This course provides updates on neuroplasticity across the lifespan, including information on mirror neurons, and offers concrete suggestions for clinicians who work with adults with neurologic communication disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe if/how new neurons or synapses are formed in the brain of someone who with neurological injury or disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify one neurochemical change that is associated with social interaction.
- After this course, participants will be able to define “mirror neurons” and describe their functions.
|5-15 Minutes||Mirror neurons across the lifespan|
|15-20 Minutes||Mirror neurons|
|20-35 Minutes||Neuro- and synaptogenesis in the adult brain|
|35-45 Minutes||Neurochemical changes associated with activity|
|45-55 Minutes||Changing clinical practices|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jackie Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP is Professor in Speech/Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University and a Fellow in Person-Centered Care. She is the Project Lead for Project BRIDGE, a research incubator for multi-stakeholder research in Communication Disorders. She serves as Executive Director Emeritus of Voices of Hope for Aphasia, is on the Board of the National Aphasia Association and Aphasia Access, and serves on the Certification Board of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.1 ASHA CEUs
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.